Let Them Eat Cake and Celebrate

It wouldn’t be a celebration without cake and there’ll be plenty of that at the 30th anniversary party of the Alice Springs Masters Games tonight.

Games Patron Dawn Fraser and Games Ambassador Daryl Somers will have the honour of cutting the cake to mark the significant milestone that is the 30th year of the Alice Springs Masters Games.

The cake cutting will be just one part of the celebration as the lawns of the Town Council on Gap Road are transformed for the party from 6-9pm tonight.

Everyone is welcome to check out the special sound stage that will host the pumping sounds of cover band Clearway, who proved very popular when they rocked the Games’ Opening Ceremony last week.

The trio will be ably supported by local drumming group Drum Atweme (pronounced ah-too-mah). The popular group is made up of young people from town camps in Alice Springs and has amassed a loyal following.

The Games sports theme will be a big part of the party with a tug-o-war competition. All comers are encouraged to try and pull their way to victory to win prizes and take the inaugural champions’ crown.

The centrepiece of the event will be a big video screen showing pictures of former Games participants. It will be a great opportunity to reminisce, spot old friends and maybe even yourself at previous Games.

Visitors will have the chance to get up close and personal with a few scaly and slithery creatures as part of the Alice Springs Reptile Centre display. Take the opportunity to have your picture taken with real Central Australian wildlife.

The kids won’t be left out with face painting and fairy floss available.

A stilt walker and street performer will complete the night’s entertainment.

Bar and food stalls will be operating throughout the party.